Much Fahdodo About Nothing

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“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that might have been sufficient back in the day but, with word inflation over the years, a thousand words really won’t get you much today. Hell, even the president can reach a thousand words in a few crazed 4 a.m. Tweets. So, sit back, relax, scroll down, and look over the following images and, if you’re left with an appetite for more and they aren’t enough to make your mind comfortably numb, then return here and read this again—slowly—savoring every syllable.”—Mark Addison Kershaw

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By Mark Kershaw

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ATLANTA Georgia—(Weekly Hubris)—January 2019—It was requested of me to add a paragraph along with my visual contributions here, as an enhancement to those images because they are sorely lacking words. And I welcome this opportunity because, frankly, I have a lot of important things to say on a lot of important topics. As James Thurber probably said on a first date, “I’m so glad you’re a reader: I’m just full of words and images.”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and that might have been sufficient back in the day but, with word inflation over the years, a thousand words really won’t get you much today. Hell, even the president can reach a thousand words in a few crazed 4 a.m. Tweets. So, sit back, relax, scroll down, and look over the following images and, if you’re left with an appetite for more and they aren’t enough to make your mind comfortably numb, then return here and read this again—slowly—savoring every syllable. I’m sure that after a second helping of these rich words you’ll be raising both hands to cover your eyes and saying, “Oh, thank you, but no, I couldn’t possibly add any more words to my brain right now—all full.”

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Mark Kershaw

About Mark Kershaw

Mark Addison Kershaw says his influences include James Thurber, Jean-Jacques Sempé, Charles Schultz, Berke Breathed, and several cartoonists from The New Yorker. Kershaw was born and brought up in Nebraska, spent college dabbling in philosophy and a few decades during/after in Minnesota, and now makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia, where he may be spotted walking his dog around the lake behind his home, taking photographs, and thinking cartoonish thoughts.
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2 Responses to Much Fahdodo About Nothing

  1. Avatar Will says:

    Such a delight now – to look forward to finding you in these pages with each issue. Welcome, Mark – yet another twisted sensibility among at least one or two others!

  2. Avatar mark kershaw says:

    there may even be three or four of us out there with twisted sensibilities.
    Thank you much for the warm welcome, Will.

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